2023 Intake Open University of Kenya
2023 Intake Open University of Kenya

Gender Empowerment

Femicide cases have been on the rise in Kenya, robbing the victims of their constitutional and divine right to life. PHOTO/Courtesy.

Fight against femicide continues; stop killing us

The stark reality of femicide, the deliberate killing of women because of their gender, persists as a harrowing issue worldwide. Women in Kenya, akin to their counterparts worldwide, navigate several challenges that render them...
Trophy Kiprono, Public Speaking and Communications Coach, Communications Specialist, Writer and Life Coach. She holds transformative training sessions with young girls. PHOTO/Courtesy (Supplied).

Empowering Young Girls: Nobody can make you inferior without your permission

The rise of online bullying further fuels these challenges, as the virtual space provides a mask for those who look to undermine the confidence of others. With social media, the narrative around beauty standards is...
A parliamentary session in Rwanda. Women's leadership and political representation in Rwanda, the highest in Africa, should serve as an example to other African nations to believe in and support women with leadership ambitions. PHOTO/iKNOW Politics.

Africa: Is women’s political representation a fruit too lofty to pluck?

In some cases, women who manage to break through face resistance from male counterparts who are hesitant to cede power to female leaders. African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation...

Women in Leadership: Challenges and how to navigate and triumph

Just like men, women need the right, accommodating environments to lead with empathy, vision, and impact. Sexism is a challenge women face till now. Many a time, the voices of reason by women are not...

Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Women discuss how to navigate life’s barriers

By Wambui Kabaka The event inspired women to take charge of their financial destinies by highlighting the link between financial awareness and total empowerment. The discussions focused on breaking down the social and professional barriers...

Women as catalysts in fight against gender violence and discrimination

By Veronicah Njoki Beyond women empowerment, this discussion highlighted the roles that the community has in breaking the transgenerational abuse cycle and addressing Discrimination and Violence against women. As the world moves to digitalization, the discussion...
Melinda French Gates (left), philanthropist, global advocate for women and girls and co-founder of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Nozipho Tshabalala, (right) CEO of Conversation Strategists and Global moderator during the 13th Desmond Tutu Peace Conferences. PHOTO/DTLF.

Empowering Women for Lasting Peace: Insights from Desmond Tutu Legacy Foundation event

This is the second annual event since Desmond Tutu passed on in December 2021. In the pursuit of gender equality, women are voicing a clear demand for more connected networks and resources. Desmond Tutu Legacy Foundation...
Participants follow proceedings during a Heels and Pink high tea event and round-table conversation by Arise Circle KE in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023, on October 28, 2023. PHOTO/Mzii Photography Kenya.

Arise Circle holds high tea event to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The high tea event was planned and hosted by Arise Circle KE, a leadership and organizational development center. It was a safe space for a candid conversation on health and wellness (especially breast cancer), personal/business...

Africa Women Summit: Women’s role in building sustainable communities

Global Volunteers highlights that women comprise 43 percent of the world’s labor force, rising up to 70 percent in some countries and across Africa. The Africa Women Summit, as a tribalizing platform and movement, was...
Edinah Kangwana MBS, MHC, a co-author of the She Leads Volume II anthology. She is a multi-award-winning leadership and governance expert with years of experience leading, transforming and training leaders, and the Founder and CEO of Arise Circle KE, a center for leadership and organizational development. PHOTO/Courtesy.

How awarding excellence spurs leadership development: Nuggets from a co-author

The anthology is a timely collection of insights, perspectives, experiences and journeys of women leaders. In the She Leads Volume II book, in Chapter 18, which is her contribution, Ms. Kangwana highlights the “Importance...